Flooding in Canada!
This week, flooding continues for many places around the world. In Paraguay approximately 800 people were forced to evacuate as the Parana River flooded (RSOE EDIS). On the other side of the world, during its dry season, Pilbara, Australia, experienced heavy flooding following the second highest rainfall on a single day ever recorded (RSOE EDIS). PDC also monitored flood events in Canada, Czech Republic, England, India, Slovakia, and the United States (North Dakota, Texas, and the Midwest).
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This week we will take a closer look at the recent flooding in Canada.
Precipitation & Flooding: Canada
Three people were killed last week as a result of flooding in southern Alberta. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Calgary which resulted in the evacuation of an estimated 100,000 people. In nearby Medicine Hat, 10,000 people were evacuated (ECHO). At the time of this report, multiple flood alerts issued by the government of Alberta remained in effect (AEA).
The latest forecast for Calgary shows low chance of precipitation over the weekend (WU).
PDC is also currently monitoring flooding events in: Canada, Czech Republic, England, India, Paraguay, and the United States.
PDC will continue to monitor areas of high precipitation and keep a close eye on flooding across the globe. Want to find the most up-to-date information on flooding and other hazards occurring in your neighborhood or around the world? Then be sure to download PDC’s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices today! Also be sure to continue to monitor PDC on Twitter, Facebook, and by way of the Global Hazards Atlas.